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N P Stepanenko, T E Levitskaya, E A Tsekhmeistruk, N A Tren'kaeva, S V Tyulyupo, O V Dostovalova, S V Kremeno, S S Shakhova, V D Chekcheeva
AIM: The objective of the present study was the development of the comprehensive program for the medico-psychological follow-up of the male and female junior athletes (rhythmic gymnastics) with the purpose of stabilizing their hormonal and emotional status, as well as improving sport performances based on the use of modern hardware-software technologies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The comprehensive examination of 72 female athletes at the mean age of 11.5±0.6 years attending R...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Zane Vincevica-Gaile, Karina Stankevica
Organic-rich freshwater sediments formed from the remains of water plants, plankton and benthic organisms, which are transformed by microorganisms, and mixed with mineral components supplied from the lake basin, are known as gyttja (sapropel or dy). Gyttja is a valuable natural resource that can be used in various fields such as agriculture, forestry, construction, chemical industry, balneology and the latter ones are especially interested in chemical composition and safety of natural materials. The aim of the study was to investigate micro- and macro-element content of gyttja derived from lakes of eastern Latvia (north-east of Europe)...
January 27, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Purcarea Vl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
Wolfgang Keitel, Leif Olsson, Eric L Matteson
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the connections between balneology and rheumatology in the founding period of the discipline of rheumatology, and describe the contributions of Max Hirsch, MD in the formation of professional rheumatology societies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Historical documents from the medical history collection of Vogelsang-Gommern, Germany, and original personal documents of the Hirsch family and information from the medical and historical period literature were used in developing this report...
September 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
Kağan Özkuk, Hatice Gürdal, Mine Karagülle, Yasemin Barut, Rıza Eröksüz, Müfit Zeki Karagülle
This study aims to compare the effects of balneological treatments applied at consecutive and intermittent sessions without interfering with their daily routine in patients with knee osteoarthritis. This is a randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial. Fifty patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis were included. The patients were divided into two groups. All patients were given a total of ten sessions of balneological treatment consisting of hydrotherapy and mud pack therapy. Group 1 received consecutive treatment for 2 weeks, while group 2 received intermittent treatment for 5 weeks...
April 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
Andrzej Grzybowski, Jarosław Sak, Jakub Pawlikowski
From ancient times, light has played a significant role in the treatment of diseases. The modern discoveries (eg, ultraviolet radiation) and modern inventions (eg, the electric generator or the electric lightbulb), as well as balneologic experiences of the treatment with sunlight, contributed to the transition from heliotherapy to artificial light phototherapy at the end of the 19th century. Nils Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904) was the founder of modern phototherapy. He is famous for applying an electric carbon arc torch in treating patients with lupus vulgaris using ultraviolet radiation...
September 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
Agnieszka Firszt-Adamczyk, Barbara Ruszkowska-Ciastek, Przemysław Adamczyk, Robert Szafkowski, Mirosława Firszt, Irena Ponikowska, Kristoffer Moe, Iza Iwan-Ziętek, Barbara Góralczyk, Krzysztof Góralczyk, Danuta Rość
BACKGROUND: The most common cause of death among people with obesity are cardiovascular complications as a result of a hypercoagulability state. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to assess the potential of coagulation system activation depending on the tissue factor and to analyze of the influence of a 3-week low-calorie diet and balneological treatment on selected coagulation parameters in morbidly obese patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 36 patients (28 females and 8 males; mean age 46) with the value of BMI > 40 kg/m2...
July 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
I B Zabolotnaya
UNLABELLED: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most widespread diffuse liver pathologies among the patients over 40 years of age. The available algorithms for the pharmacological treatment of this disease do not always ensure the desirable results which makes their further development and improvement with the use of natural and preformed physical factors an important priority. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the internal course of mineral waters of different balneological types and a bischofite aqueous solution for the treatment of the patients presenting with NAFLD...
2016: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
A V Khashchuk, Yu N Ponomarenko, A M Nenko
We studied the results of sanatorium treatment of 256 patients with complicated spinal injury and decubital ulcers. 74% of patients were male patients aged 38.5 ± 11.8 years. 89.4% of patients suffered from severe abnormalities, mild abnormalities were registered in 10.6% of patients. In 82.6% of patients decubital ulcers were localized to the skin only on one site, in 17.4% was registered multiple localization. Duration of the patients'follow-up varied from one to three years or more. Patients were divided into 2 clinical groups: the first group consisted of 132 patients who were applied during the preoperative preparation balneological factors and nanosilver, 124 patients included in the second group, which preoperative preparation was carried out in conventional-manner...
April 2016: Voenno-medit︠s︡inskiĭ Zhurnal
N K Dzhabarova, E S Yakovenko, N G Sidorina, A A Kokhanenko, V A Vorob'ev, A A Zaitsev, T S Kovalenko, I V Zhilyakov
We undertook a balneological survey of the Belokurikha spa and health resort territory with the purpose of distinguishing and identifying the potential health-improvement areas most promising for the extension and optimization of the therapeutic, tourist and recreational activities. The assessment was focused on the characteristic of the landscape and climatic conditions of the territory, the possibilities for the development of the existing resources of mineral waters and therapeutic muds as well as for the discovery of the potential new ones...
March 2016: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
I V Cherkashina, N V Nenasheva, A V Volchok, A V Aleksandrov, V K Degtyarev, M V Nikitin, I A Zborovskaya
UNLABELLED: The methods for the rehabilitative treatment play an important role in the management of the patients presenting with the diseases of the musculoskeletal system. One of these techniques is chronomagnetic therapy. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the influence of chronomagnetic therapy on the patient's quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patients of the main group included 30 ones with osteoarthrosis, 30 with rheumatoid arthritis, 20 with ankylosing spondylitis, 6 with podagric arthritis, 6 with psoriatic arthritis, and 6 others with reactive arthritis...
March 2016: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
A N Razumov, M A Khan
This article is devoted to the topical problems of pediatric balneotherapy with special reference to the organization of the spa and health resort-based treatment of the children in the Russian Federation. The main issues discussed by the authors include the current state of health resort care for the children, the problem of statutory regulation of the activities of the children's spa and health resort facilities, the approaches to increasing the availability of the spa and health resort-based treatment for the children at the enhanced risk of the development of chronic diseases, disabilities, and tuberculosis...
January 2016: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Nina Rman
The aim of the study was to develop and test an optimal and cost-effective regional quality monitoring system in depleted transboundary low-temperature Neogene geothermal aquifers in the west Pannonian basin. Potential tracers for identification of seasonal and long-term quality changes of the Pleistocene thermal waters were investigated at four multiple-screened wells some 720 to 1570 m deep in Slovenia. These thermal waters are of great balneological value owing to their curative effects and were sampled monthly between February 2014 and January 2015...
April 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Csaba Varga
The simple message of this paper is that it is the high time to reevaluate the strategies and optimize the efforts for investigation of thermal (spa) waters. Several articles trying to clear mode of action of medicinal waters have been published up to now. Almost all studies apply the unproven hypothesis, namely the inorganic ingredients are in close connection with healing effects of bathing. Change of paradigm would be highly necessary in this field taking into consideration the presence of several biologically active organic substances in these waters...
August 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
Sefa Kemal Uzun, Işık Demiröz
This study was conducted in the scope of IAEA project with the name 'Establishing a Systematic Radioactivity Survey and Total Effective Dose Assessment in Natural Balneological Sites' (TUR/9/018), at the Health Physics department of Sarayköy Nuclear Research and Training Center (SANAEM). The aim of this study is estimation of radon and progeny sourced effective dose for the people who are working at the spa facilities by measuring radon activity concentration (RAC) at the ambient air of indoor spa pools and dressing rooms...
September 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
N V Efimenko
This article is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Federal state budgetary institution "Pyatigorsk State Research Institute of Balneology", Russian Federal Medico-Biological Agency. The main stages of the development of the institution are described with special reference to its scientific achievements and the principal lines of current activities.
March 2015: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Danuta Rość, Przemysław Adamczyk, Joanna Boinska, Robert Szafkowski, Irena Ponikowska, Katarzyna Stankowska, Barbara Góralczyk, Barbara Ruszkowska-Ciastek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and the degree of homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in patients with morbid obesity exposed to a three-week low-calorie diet and balneotherapy. METHODS: The study included 33 patients (25 females and 8 males; mean age 46 years) with body mass index (BMI) values of >40 kg/m(2). Evaluations of CRP, IL-6, TNF-α, lipid profile, HOMA-IR, and fasting glucose were carried out before (baseline data) and three weeks after the treatment...
May 2015: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
N Correia, A Binet, J Caliot, M-L Poli Merol, F Bodin, C François-Fiquet
UNLABELLED: Balneology can be part of the plastic surgery care sector. The objectives of this study were firstly to the state of knowledge about the hydrotherapy and specify the place reserved for hydrotherapy by surgeons as an adjunct in plastic and reconstructive surgery (adult and child). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multicentric national study by poll (Google Drive®) focused at plastic and/or pediatric surgeons. The following information was analyzed: frequency, timing of prescription, indications, the surgeon's feelings towards hydrotherapy and the differences between adult's and children's prescriptions...
February 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
I N Smirnova, E F Levitskiĭ, G G Reshetova, T V Evsiutina, L M Churina
This article is devoted to the history of one of the oldest Siberian health resorts known as "The Karachi Lake". It describes the stages of its development, the scientific component of the system of spa-and-resort therapy and medico-social rehabilitation of the patients. The detailed analysis of the mechanisms underlying the beneficial action of the natural therapeutic factors, cooperation with the leading research institutions, and the formation of the modern scientific and technical basis have strengthened the position of the resort on the market of the medical, health-promoting, and recreational services due to the development of the new activities in this field...
November 2014: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
V A Khutorianskiĭ, A I Smirnov, D A Matveev
The method of microcolumn reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (rp-HPLC) was employed to determine the content of elemental sulphur in mineral waters. The study envisaged the analysis of the samples of sulphide-containing mineral waters Novonukutskaya and Matsesta obtained by the solid phase extraction technique. Based on these data, the authors discuss the origin and the circulation of sulphur in the hydrogen sulphide sources. The elution conditions selected in this study ensured the high-resolution separation of the octasulphur peak from the peaks of allotropic components of the extract whereas the two-wave detection technique allowed to identify the peaks of molecular sulphur...
November 2014: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
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